East Georgia Cancer Coalition announces 5th annual Miles for Moms event

Posted by | April 24, 2018 4:39 pm

   Families, children, and students of all ages are invited to East Georgia Cancer Coalition’s 5th annual Miles for Moms Run/Walk 5K. Whether a cancer fighter, survivor, family member, or just know someone with cancer, this would be a meaningful event to recognize and celebrate all mothers. All participants who walk or run in memory of someone will receive mementos to take home.

   This year’s race will start and end at Read More

ECI FBLA, FFA hold awards ceremony

Posted by | April 24, 2018 4:35 pm

   Emanuel County Institute (ECI) FBLA and FFA recently joined together to honor outstanding members with an end-of-the-year awards program and meal at Catered Creations in Swainsboro.

   After lunch, the program continued with the keynote address delivered by Cherie Hooks, Work Based Learning coordinator and national FBLA board member. Hooks discussed the importance of career and technical student organizations, like FBLA and FFA, and how those organizations help ensure the success Read More

Bulldogs are region runners-up

Posted by | April 24, 2018 4:33 pm


   For the second consecutive year, the Bulldogs are region runners-up to region champions Savannah Christian. 

   The Raiders defeated the Bulldogs in 2017 in the championship game to capture the crown and won the best-of-three series last week to repeat as region champions.

   The first game of the series was played last Tuesday in Savannah.  ECI took an early 2-0 lead on the back of two solo home Read More

Johnson, Oglesby win Easter coloring contest

Posted by | April 24, 2018 4:29 pm

   Recently, The Blade sponsored an Easter coloring contest for a chance to win a $50 prize. In doing so, Ab Johnson was named the age group winner for 4-to-6-year-olds, and Ava Oglesby won the 7-10-year-old division.

   The Blade congratulates these winners and encourages all readers to continue participating future contests.

Four from David Emanuel honored by local DAR chapter

Posted by | April 24, 2018 4:27 pm

   DEA had four students receive honors from the Governor David Emanuel-Adam Brinson Chapter, DAR. Sydney Hood was the DAR Good Citizen chapter winner. Grace Catherine Hood, an eighth grader, received the Youth Citizenship Award. Sixth grade student Ben Bennett received recognition for his winning American History essay contest submission, and Lanna Douglas, a seventh grader, won with her essay in the same contest.

Pastor Appolon takes ministry to social media

Posted by | April 24, 2018 4:24 pm

   Pastor Derly Appolon invites all to join in midnight prayer Monday through Friday at 12 a.m. via Facebook. Pastor Appolon offers prayer for those sick, hurting, or struggling with other problems.

Mt. Gilead MBC announces youth convention

Posted by | April 24, 2018 4:23 pm

   On April 28 and April 29 at 10 a.m. daily, Mt. Gilead Missionary Baptist Church will host its Fifth Sunday Youth Convention. A workshop will be held on April 28, and a worship service will follow on April 29.

Brier Creek Revolutionary War Battlefield Association bylaws are signed

Posted by | April 24, 2018 4:22 pm

   The Brier Creek Chapter held its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m. at R&D’s Restaurant. During the meeting, the newly formed Brier Creek Revolutionary War Battlefield Association (BCRWBA) was presented by Chair Tommy Christopher, and copies of the bylaws for the BCRWBA were passed out. 

   Christopher discussed the purpose and mission of the proposed 501c3 organization and named the officers and board members who volunteered to serve. Read More

Wilbur G. “Sonny” Stephens Jr., 77

Posted by | April 20, 2018 5:02 pm

   Funeral services for Wilbur G. “Sonny” Stephens Jr., 77, of Adrian were held Monday, April 16, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Swainsboro First United Methodist Church with Reverends Wayne DeFore, Bill Calhoun, and David Unkles officiating. Interment followed at Sardis Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. He died Friday, April 13, 2018, at his residence.

   Mr. Wilbur G. “Sonny” Stephens Jr. was born February 18, 1941, in Adrian, Emanuel County, to the Read More

Master Sgt. James Rufus Mincey, 73

Posted by | April 20, 2018 5:00 pm

   Funeral services for Master Sgt. James Rufus Mincey, 73, of California were held Monday, April 9, 2018, at 11 a.m. at New Beginnings Church of Los Banos, California. Interment followed with full military honors at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella, California. He passed away March 29, 2018, at the VA Palo Alto Hospital in Palo Alto, California.

   Mr. James Rufus Mincey was born on June 20, 1944, Read More

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